HARMFUL SKINCARE

MISLEADING MONDAYS: POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (PEG)…LEAVE IT ALONE

PEGs are found in a variety of skincare products. Their role is to soften the skin as an emollient; to act as an emulsifier, which helps water-based and oil-based ingredients mix properly; and as a vehicle that helps the rest of the ingredients reach deeper into the skin. PEGs are also carcinogenic petroleum products which, in fact, actually disrupt the natural moisture balance of your skin. So, in addition to being bad in and of themselves, the penetration ability of PEGs also allow the other toxic ingredients in your products to reach deeper into your skin. Plus, PEG often come with their own toxic impurities. Want this stuff on and in your body?